Archive for September, 2009

100% REAL Boy! by Cara


My six year old is such a boy. A REAL boy! A play in the mud, climb a tree, dig a trench boy! Which is not to say that nice, quiet, sit and read boys AREN’T real boys. They are most certainly “real” boys too! But my boy is a ...

Ensuring That I’m Insured — by Jamie


Almost immediately after my daughter was born, I made an appointment with a lawyer to draw up a will and legally name a guardian for Jayda, as assurance that she would be taken care of, upon my untimely death. I also rushed out to meet with a life insurance agent ...

Life in the Fast Lane — by Robin


For better or worse, I feel like I'm living life in the fast lane....literally.Last week a friend told me about Mercury Retrograde because I felt like things just weren't going right in a wide variety of ways.Well....this week, the universe continues to speak to me, and if I don't listen, ...

Whose Homework is This Anyway? — by Cara


I’m tired of my son’s elementary school. And he just started first grade. I’m still getting over being tired of it from last year, when my son was in Kindergarten. What am I so tired about? Homework. And not just the part of homework that my son has to complete, ...

Won’t You Be My Baby? by Jamie Levine


Although I’m almost 40 years old, I will always be my mother’s “baby.” So, of course, I often look at my 28-month-old toddler, and still think of her as the helpless little infant she once was. But, as Jayda constantly reminds me, herself—when she pees in the potty or swings ...

Worn Out – by Robin


I am worn out today (Thursday).It's that time of the month, and my 40-something hormones are whacked, so this was not expected.Seth is being a total Dennis the Menace....or should I say vandal.And, I got into a fender bender.I was driving through town, as I do many days, enroute to ...

Playdate Etiquette for Moms? by Cara Meyers


My son is a very social child. I love the fact that he is social. First because he makes a friend or two just about everywhere we go, which keeps him entertained. Second, because it forces me to come out of my shell and drum up casual conversation with other ...

My Kid Oughta Be in Pictures — by Jamie Levine


I think my daughter is the most beautiful girl in the world. Doesn’t every mother believe that of her child? But my adoring perception of Jayda has been validated time and time again by more objective people than myself. From her “gorgeous blue eyes” and “amazing curls” to her downright ...

Cool Toys — by Robin


I don't typically blog about toys, but I wanted to share two really cool experiences Seth has had.We were offered the opportunity to test out both Zhu Zhu Pets and the Fisher-Price TRIO Building System, and Seth had a ball with each, as did his friends.Since Seth is such a ...

Week of Firsts for Mother and Son — by Robin


Seth's first day of first grade was this week.He was both excited and mildly nervous. But, his nerves quickly turned to anxiousness in a positive way, as he readily hopped on the big school bus with the other kids. And, this time, because they're considered"big" kids, there is no bus ...